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PriciBlue commented on Jess Tsigros's blog post Married to Mental Illness, a story about Alopecia from the other side.
"When I tried to find out why my husband had a mental disorder, it turned out that he lacked nighttime hormones. It's not about how much sleep you get. The most important thing is the timing of your sleep, because at night, even in a few hours,…"
Feb 10
Mollygirl commented on Jess Tsigros's blog post It's NOT "JUST" Hair - Alopecia & Depression
"Hi Jess, Thank you for putting into words something I have not been able to describe to well meaning family and friends. Personally I'm dying inside dealing with this horrible condition of Alopecia and for people to say "be positive at…"
Nov 12, 2020
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Mollygirl commented on Jess Tsigros's blog post Married to Mental Illness, a story about Alopecia from the other side.
"You are a wonderful person and your husband is so very lucky to have you! Having said that, you must look after yourself first in order to continue to be strong for him. Take care and enjoy every bit of happiness, you both deserve it!  xo"
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Married to Mental Illness, a story about Alopecia from the other side.

I don’t have Alopecia, anxiety or depression. I haven’t had suicidal thoughts roam the sacred space of my mind, nor have I been bullied for my appearance. I am not familiar with the feeling of a panic attack or crippling social anxiety and, I have never felt so deeply overcome with mental pain that I couldn’t breathe. But - I was there for Leon through all of the above and this absolutely devastated me.When you love someone, everything becomes a simultaneous battle, yet this was something Leon…See More
Jul 27, 2020
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Spouse of Leon who has Alopecia Universalis, I am here to share his story and mine from the other side! XX
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Married to Mental Illness, a story about Alopecia from the other side.

Posted on July 25, 2020 at 11:16pm 2 Comments

I don’t have Alopecia, anxiety or depression. I haven’t had suicidal thoughts roam the sacred space of my mind, nor have I been bullied for my appearance. I am not familiar with the feeling of a panic attack or crippling social anxiety and, I have never felt so deeply overcome with mental pain that I couldn’t breathe. But - I was there for Leon through all of the above and this absolutely devastated me.

When you love someone, everything becomes a simultaneous…

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The day I shared Leon's Alopecia story...

Posted on July 20, 2020 at 2:00am 0 Comments

We hope our story raises awareness about the devastating psychological and physical effects of alopecia, brings some comfort to others dealing with mental health issues and is a reminder to never question, assume, judge or comment on someone’s appearance.

“Sorry, I didn’t recognise you mate” – the unintentional and heartbreaking words that Leon has heard daily for quite some time now. Also a strong motivator that it was time to go public with this.

So, what did happen to Leon?…

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It's NOT "JUST" Hair - Alopecia & Depression

Posted on July 20, 2020 at 1:58am 1 Comment

People with depression often feel like they can’t express themselves without judgement. There is a stigma that mental illness isn’t as worthy as a physical illness. People are less forgiving and sympathetic when it comes to mental pain. To me they are two of the same, except physical illness isn’t loaded with shame. It’s easier to comfort someone when they say “my stomach hurts” rather than “my heart is broken” and the reality is most of us would prefer to call in sick with a “migraine”…

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